Derrick Rose's road to recovery appears to be progressing along nicely according to his brother Reggie, who says that the Bulls superstar is "way ahead of schedule." Rose is now walking without a brace and is currently in California enjoying a quiet retreat from Chicago in the meantime (Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago has the report). Here's what else we've heard out of Chicago tonight, including more on Omer Asik, thoughts on Dwight Howard, and a returning Bull..
- K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune examines the team's thought process with regards to the luxury tax and the implications that could arise after matching Houston's offer sheet to Omer Asik. He also says that the team hasn't ruled out re-signing John Lucas III and that free agent guard Patrick Beverley could receive a training camp invite.
- Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago explains why any talk of Dwight Howard going to the Bulls will remain a fantasy.
- ESPN's Ric Bucher (Video link) talks about the return of Kirk Hinrich and the decision to keep Asik.